[[wysiwyg_imageupload:7441:]]Diamond has released its preliminary numbers for April comic book sales where we see Thanos Rising #1 coming in second overall for the month.
March saw Bendis' Guardians of the Galaxy at the top spot with 200,000 in sales with its 21 covers, of which Bendis bragged about (how old is this guy?).
Now, similar to Loeb's Nova which saw an extensive drop leading to his and Ed McGuinness' departure, Bendis' Garbage of the Galaxy has shed probably around 130,000.
Guardians of the Galaxy comes in at #10 for April, but if we compare it March's issues of The Walking Dead and Batman and Red Robin, of which it trailed in April, it looks to have landed below the 70,000 mark.
And we already know that Steve McNiven is totally off the book with issue #4 and actually only completed one full issue of the series with Sara Pichelli assisting #2 and this month's #3; being on full-time as of #4.
Neil Gaiman starts Guardians of the Galaxy with #5; will he be enough to stave off the plummeting sales?
Below you can check out the rest of the top ten comic books and graphic novels for the month.
Marvel had 41.78% of all units sold in April, and 37.95% of all the dollars
DC came in at 27.72% for unit share and 25.98% for the dollar share.
Image Comics comes in at almost 10% for the month in both categories thanks to TWD and Millar's Jupiter Legacy.
Comic Book Sales were up 14.18% for April 2013 compared to April 2012, and 18.32% for the year. Not bad!
TOP TEN COMIC BOOK SALES FOR APRIL
1. Batman #19
2. Thanos Rising #1
3. Jupiter's Legacy #1
4. Age of Ultron #54
5. Justice League #19
6. Age of Ultron #5
7. Age of Ultron #6
8. The Walking Dead #109
9. Batman and Red Robin #19
10. Guardians of the Galaxy #2
TOP TEN GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR APRIL
1. THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP
2. THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOLUME 2 TP
3. HAPPY TP (MR)
4. SAGA VOLUME 1 TP
5. PUNK ROCK JESUS TP (MR)
6. BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOLUME 1: FACES OF DEATH TP (N52)
7. BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOLUME 2: SCARE TACTICS HC (N52)
8. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC
9. SWAMP THING VOLUME 2: FAMILY TREE TP
10. HAWKEYE VOL. 1: MY LIFE AS A WEAPON TP